Do you like the size and general shape of your breasts, but are unhappy with their position on your chest? Breast lift surgery helps counteract the effects of aging by giving your breasts a gentle boost, giving you back your self-confidence and helping you fit more easily into clothes without discomfort.
Laughlin Plastic Surgery in Annapolis, Maryland, provides cosmetic surgeries of all kinds, including breast lifts. Dr. Daniel Laughlin is dedicated to helping you achieve your desired body aesthetic.
Basics of a breast lift
Plenty of women don’t seek larger breasts, but simply wish their breasts hadn’t started to sag or droop so much from age. A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that provides your breasts with vertical lift.
Dr. Laughlin does not remove breast tissue or add implants during this surgery. Instead, he raises the position of your breasts on your chest, makes sure they are properly supported, and may adjust nipple positioning for a youthful, perky appearance.
Preparing for a breast lift
While a breast lift isn’t as drastic as an augmentation or a reconstruction, it is still a major surgery. Before your scheduled surgery date, you should prepare by addressing the following:
Check with your medical team about medications
Some medications need to be stopped before surgery, so they don’t interact with anesthesia. This can include some supplements, so discuss everything you take with your doctor. Other medications will need to be continued. It’s particularly important to talk to all of your doctors before you have surgery if you are on blood thinners.
Adjust your lifestyle
Your lifestyle can directly affect your recovery. Before surgery:
- Make sure you are eating as healthy as possible
- Get in the habit of drinking plenty of water
- Stop smoking or using nicotine products
- Get gentle exercise you can continue after surgery
Line up support
Anyone undergoing surgery needs a support team. Have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and someone to stay with you overnight and possibly for a day or two afterward. If people can bring you meals and be around to help you bathe or wash your hair, it can help a lot.
Prep your home
Your house should be set up for recovery. A bed on the first floor is preferable, and you may want a rail to make sitting up easier. Having pre-cooked meals ready to microwave can help you stay fed. A housecleaning or dog walking service will alleviate the need to do anything strenuous. Shop for a surgical bra beforehand so you have the right support.
You can learn more about the breast lift procedure and recovery by scheduling a consultation. To get in touch, call 410-297-0654, or visit our contact page for more information.